For many women, pregnancy provides the opportunity and push they have been waiting for to begin eating a more healthy diet.
Omnivore, vegetarian, vegan, Paleo, gluten-free, it doesn’t really matter which diet you feel is right for you, along as you maintain a proper balance.
A balanced diet is one that includes:
- High in Protein
- Plenty of Fruits and Vegetables
- Fats and Carbohydrates consumed in moderation
Consuming a well-balanced diet will have more influence on your baby’s health at birth than just about any other thing you can do.
Do not use pregnancy as an excuse to indulge your cravings and put on excessive weight. This is not to say you cannot enjoy the occasional ice cream, just don’t over do it.
Depending on her size, the average women should expect to gain 25 to 30 pounds over the course of her pregnancy.
Your diet is also directly related to potential problems such as:
Altering your diet can also be the best way to treat these same issues.